At the BISITE research group we are working on different projects aimed at improving agricultural activities through the application of technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and Blockchain; technologies which optimize the quality of processes and services. is a platform that guarantees the traceability and automation of data, offers endless advantages to farmers and other companies, as it provides access to real-time and historical data, makes predictions, classifications and simulations. Using artificial intelligence, it helps visualise areas that need to be improved and to propose new strategies.

The Sostvan project uses a large part of these technologies. It seeks to improve the sustainability of the suckler cow farming sector by applying different technological solutions. Rural-IOT is another project in the livestock sector, where we apply sensing and the Internet to improve agricultural production. Moreover, MilkMeter aims to optimize milk yields through the development of a measuring device. 

We are also working on solutions for the wine sector, CHAINWINES is one of them. It is a blockchain platform for the traceability of wine in order to guarantee quality in the production of high range wines. Meanwhile, IntelWine aims to develop and apply artificial intelligence to reduce the level of sulphites in the winery, while optimising the irrigation system in the vineyards, thus guaranteeing health and quality to consumers.

Among Smart Farming projects there is also PROMIoTOR, which focuses on sustainability in this sector. WiForAgri 2021 is based on a low-consumption and low-cost IoT module, supported by Edge Computing technologies for use in smart farming scenarios.

At the BISITE group, we are aware of the great benefits that technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things bring to us, especially if we can apply them in traditional sectors to create outstanding solutions.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.